The home-standing Otters got a goal from Kristen Womack in the 62nd minute to spark a staggering, 1-0, upset of the Warriors.
“Both teams played very well and unfortunately for us, Monterey Bay made one more play than we did today,” said Warriors’ head coach Gabriel Bolton. “You have to give Monterey full credit for an outstanding performance.”
Coach Erin Reinke’s squad improved to 4-3-0 overall and 1-1-0 in the CCAA. Stanislaus suffered its first loss of the season, falling to 8-1-0, 1-1-0 in the league.
The loss snapped all sorts of streaks for the Stanislaus.
It was the Warriors first loss away from home during the regular season since the middle of the 2011 season. Stanislaus was 21-0-4 on the road in its last 25 outings before visiting Monterey.
It was the Warriors’ first regular season defeat in 28 matches during which they ran up a 26-0-2 record. The loss to the Otters also ended an 18-match CCAA streak without a loss for Stanislaus.
“When you look at the streaks that came to an end today, it’s pretty amazing,” Bolton said. “It says a lot about the quality of our team and players the last few years. I’m very proud of our program and the women that built us to where we are today.
The Warriors took a hit losing in the wildly competitive CCAA.
Stanislaus hadn’t been shut out in the regular season since Oct. 21, 2011. That was also a 1-0 loss to Monterey. The Warriors have only been blanked three times since that loss.
Monterey nearly knocked off Sonoma State on Friday before losing 3-2.
“Every game in this conference is tough, especially on the road,” Bolton said. “We gave a full effort but we couldn’t pull it off against Monterey.”